The Habitat ReStore sells new and "gently used" building materials to the public at a fraction of retail prices. All materials sold at the ReStore are donated by contractors, businesses and the general public to support the work of Habitat for Humanity.
Donors may benefit by avoiding landfill fees, and by receiving a tax deduction on contributions. Receipts are provided.
In addition to raising funds for Habitat for Humanity, the ReStore helps the environment by diverting tons of reusable building materials away from area landfills.
Habitat ReStore Mission:
1) Provide good stewardship of sustainable resources in the community by diverting reusable materials from the landfill.
2) Provide an affordable option to area families who want to remodel and improve their homes.
3) Help provide additional funding to support the construction of future Partner Families' homes.
- First international Habitat ReStore opened: Winnipeg, Canada in 1991.
* Sold used lumber in the beginning
* Moved to 20,000 sq. ft. in 2004
* In 2011 celebrated 20 years
* Saves 1.5 million pounds from the landfill annuall
First Habitat ReStore in USA: Austin, Texas in 1992.
* Celebrated 20th anniversary in 2012
* Contributes $500,000 each year to support future homes
* Saves more than 13 million pounds of useable goods from the landfill
United States - has 950 ReStores nationwide
* North Carolina has 66 ReStores!
* Iowa has 10 ReStores
Canada - has 65 ReStores nationwide
* Ontario has 44 ReStores alone!
More than 100 Habitat for Humanity affiliates across the United States and Canada have established ReStores. Their mission is to provide materials and funding for the work of Habitat for Humanity, locally and abroad.
Habitat's most successful ReStores raise enough to build 10 or more houses per year!